Accession Number : ADD014863

Title :   Magnetostrictive Motor System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 18 Jan 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : MacCabee, Bruce S

Report Date : 18 Jan 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This patent application discloses a device in which a plurality of drive modules positioned at spaced locations along a drive path of a driven member respectively include two magnetostrictive rod elements in alignment with each other, with adjacent ends thereof in engagement with a third magnetostrictive rod element extending transversely of the drive path to engage the driven member. Simultaneous elongation and contraction of the two rod elements during elongation of the third rod element in the drive modules imparts unidirectional motion to the driven member.

Descriptors :   DRIVES, ELONGATION, MAGNETOSTRICTION, MAGNETOSTRICTIVE ELEMENTS, MOTION, MOTORS, PATENT APPLICATIONS, PATHS, POSITION(LOCATION), RODS, SYNCHRONISM, UNIDIRECTIONAL

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE